Superfund Research Program
Exposure Levels of Persistent Pollutants in Urban Anglers
Project Leader: Kimberly Morland
Grant Number: P42ES007384
Funding Period: 2001 - 2006
- Project Summary
Final Progress Reports
The goal of Dr. Morlan’s study is to evaluate the public exposure to contaminants in the Hudson River Superfund site. This complex mixture of chemicals includes polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), other organochlorines and mercury.
The reserachers have spent the past year collecting and analyzing the data from the Urban Anglers Study. A total of 191 participants have been recruited since 2001, with a 75% response rate providing a biological sample.
In addition, they have also been conducting a feasibility study of exposure routes for women of child bearing age where environmental pollutants and thyroid hormone levels have been measured. They have recruited 17 participants from East Harlem, NY, and are in the process of recruiting more participants.
(Body Burdens of Persistent Pollutants in Urban Anglers: The Urban Anglers’ Study)